Erased: company loses it all when $17,000 worth of computer records disappear

Home renovations, trips replace traditional gifts

Job could be on line at office party

AT&T president replaces head of ailing consumer unit

Holidays excite wrapping paper manufacturer

Charities want donors to give stock options

Defends embattled youth program

Is U.N. listening?

Contemplates U.S. global concerns

Denounces video poker's comeback

Don't cry for Eva

Gas tax gouge

Tackle S.C. car rates

Suggests another Christmas shortcut

Let's not legalize pot

Urges `Scrooges'

Questions call for retirement-age hike

Distances Santa from mall policy

Poses choice of skating or robbery

Asserts Beasley `lied' about banner

Ethnic cards convey cultural diversity

Lighting up the holidays

Innovation has brightened Christmas trees over years

Colonial Williamsburg interpreters re-create slaves' Christmas customs

Eilat is suitable place to take a breather

Romance in uniform - the rules can be blurry

Carolers share joy of season

Process is tested at SRS

Gas prices might keep some home

Turkey group quietly grows

Business briefs - GIW Industries bought by German subsidiary

Golden Hawks take title

Pets may not be ideal gifts

Redistricting may touch local seats

Defense drives Panthers

North Carolina wins Shrine

Policing the police: Officers often face inquiry

Volunteers give good will to mankind

Cost-cutting crucial for HMO program

Gifts let congressmen travel

Inmates' numbers decline

20th-century technology brings 18th-, 19th-century books to life

Releases promised by rebels

Two states do battle over tritium production

Effects of Welfare reform feared

Parking ticket penalty unclear

Students answer Santa's mail

Seasonal favorites - Augusta authors reveal treasured holiday works

Spiritual business

'Tis better to give

Husbands of soldiers lack formal support

Booknotes - new book from Aiken native out

River rivals unequal in tourism

Private school begins modestly

Aiken hopes art center spurs downtown growth

Gingrich admits violations

Movie actress McQueen remembered for kindness

Area Briefs

Edwards' heads-up play results in crown

Jaguars use Means to an end result - win

Miss kicks new life into Jags

Weary Terps win

Teamwork leads Dogs over struggling Cougars

DC Webgrrls - `It's like a cigar club for women'

Apple chief says expect `lots of new stuff' in '97

Apple chief says expect `lots of new stuff' in '97

Encryption still tightly controlled

DC Webgrrls - `It's like a cigar club for women'

With Jobs' return, Apple goes back to its core

The Web at warp speed - a primer on fast access

By rehiring Jobs, Apple Computer tries to put smile back on Mac users

Marty's mischief tickles toddlers with sound-activated control

The Web at warp speed - a primer on fast access